April 24, 2014
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: World Wide Caution The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. Information also suggests that al-Qa'ida and its affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings. U.S. citizens should closely monitor Travel Warnings and Alerts, as well as Country Specific Information, on the Department of State's travel website http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html to review the latest safety and security information for destination countries. Possible Delays Anticipated at Base Entrances Security personnel will be utilizing vehicle denial barriers randomly at the entry control gates of the bases. This could result in delays at entrances to the installations, so please plan accordingly. For safety concerns, drivers are reminded to clearly follow the gate guardâ€™s instructions while entering installations. Ultrasound Services Temporarily Unavailable at USNH Naples Beginning May 1, certain ultrasound services at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples will be temporarily unavailable. Patients requiring routine obstetric anatomy scans, ultrasounds of the carotid arteries and aorta, and scans of infant hips may be referred to the local preferred provider network. If your healthcare provider is ordering a study that is affected, they will work with you to coordinate an appropriate network referral. All referrals for network care need to be scheduled in person at the Referral Management Center on the ground floor of the hospital in the Patient Administration hallway, Room 1319. For questions or concerns, patients and families are encouraged to contact the Utilization Management Office at DSN 629-6317 or 081-811-6317. Annual Utility/Recurring Maintenance Survey The annual Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Utility and Recurring Maintenance Survey for Italy is being conducted until May 14. Service members residing in private housing off base are eligible to take the online survey and will be asked to report average monthly costs for utilities and routine maintenance expenses incurred over the last 12 months. Find the survey at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/oha-util-midmar.cfm. Data provided will directly impact the Utility/Recurring Maintenance allowance paid to service members who regularly receive OHA in Italy.
April 27: New Regulations Effective for NATO Forces Gas Coupons To ensure strict compliance with Italian fiscal laws and regulations, ENI gas stations will be implementing a new automated system that will verify the fuel pumped reflects the liter amount on the NATO Forces gas coupons utilized, effective April 27. Please ensure that the exact coupon liter quantity is pumped into the vehicle as any difference must be paid to the gas station at the full pump price. Please Note: the pump price will depend on the pump utilized during the fueling of the vehicle, served/servitor or self/fai da te. The self/fai da te pump is cheaper than the served/servito. Under no circumstances can eligible members give NATO Forces gas coupons to ENI gas station personnel that do not reflect the liters actually pumped into the vehicle. As a reminder, NATO Forces gas coupons must only be used at authorized ENI/AGIP gas stations. Gas stations displaying signs accepting NATO Forces gas coupons, but that do not pertain to ENI must not be used when fueling a vehicle with NATO Forces gas coupons. For additional information, contact Bartolomeo Di Muccio, Tax-free Products Administrator, at DSN 626-5439 or 081 568 5439. Skate Park Closed Until Further Notice After extensive renovations, the Skate Park is almost complete and nearly ready for use. However, this is a reminder that the park remains off-limits until the perimeter fence is complete. Currently, areas of fence are exposed, unfinished and might pose potential safety hazards. The internal part of the park is complete, but work is scheduled on the fence to be complete by May 7. Please be patient until the fence is complete. NSA Shuttle Bus Policy Reminder Priority for the Shuttle buses between Capo and Support Site is newly arrived personnel and Single Sailors. Please respect and enforce this policy to support our newcomers and junior sailors. If the bus appears to be getting full and you are not in one of these categories, please do the right thing, remove yourself from the line or give up your seat. Leadership who ride the bus are asked to help enforce the policy. We have had a surge in ridership recently and request everyone's support in adhering to the policy. Important Notice to Support Site Housing Residents Ensure all items in the common areas, basements, and bike racks are properly tagged with building and apartment numbers, visible from a distance. Items include strollers, bicycles, and furniture along with anything else not secured or labeled. During the scheduled dates posted on each unit, Housing will be removing all items that are not properly tagged or secured. Items not correctly marked will be disposed of as bulky items. This is an ongoing effort to help clear away objects that may have been left by previous residents or otherwise abandoned. For questions please contact Peter Parillo at DSN 629-4287 or 081811-4287. Spring Maintenance at Support Site Housing Spring Housing maintenance is ongoing at Support Site. Residents are encouraged to pay attention to posted dates on their buildings and check the NSA Naples Housing office Facebook page for more information. NMCRS 2014 Fund Drive Extended The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society has extended the 2014 Fund Drive through the April 30. We have generated close to $70,000 dollarsâ€”almost 2/3 of last years $110,000. Please help us redouble our efforts during this final surge. We would like to offer our encouragement and assistance during the remaining weeks. Our goal remains 100 percent
command contact, as well as education and donation. Please feel free to contact the 2014 NMCRS Naples Active Duty Fund Drive coordinator for additional resources or information at DSN 629-6538 or 081-811-6538. Tourist Travel to Turkey Requires Visa in Advance The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs no longer provides visas upon arrival in Turkey. Official and unofficial visitors must obtain a visa in advance from either a Turkish Embassy or Consulate, or from the e-visa online application system at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/. U.S. military members may still enter Turkey with their ID card and NATO travel orders. For any questions on travel to Turkey, and for any foreign travel planning, contact your units ATFP shop for further guidance. NHS Athletic Booster Club New Board Nominations The Athletic Booster Club is accepting nominations and applications for the 2014-15 Board. A membership wide vote will take place in May, with the new Board installed in June. Open positions are: President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership, Webmaster, Publicity/Marketing and Spirit Wear. Job descriptions can be found on our website, www.naplesboosterclub.com, under the â€œAbout Usâ€? tab. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. NHS Alumni Class of 1980-86 Community Connections $2750 Scholarship This scholarship is open to all NHS Senior of Class of 2014 who demonstrate the ideal of a positive social connectedness with the community of students and faculty/staff at the high school, through participation in extra-curricular activities, volunteerism, and ideals stated in a short essay. Scholarship applications and full instructions are available on the NHS Athletic Booster Club website, www.naplesboosterclub.com. Applicants should submit at least one recommendation from an organization sponsor, faculty or staff member of NHS. Application deadline is May 1. Food and Craft Vendors Needed for Festa Americana Food and craft vendors are needed for Festa Americana, July 5, at Carney Park. Food vendors must be command approved to fundraise. The limited spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee of $175 with power (two 220v plugs) and $100 without power. Craft spaces are open to local vendors, non-U.S. residents and approved private organizations only for $100. For more information and to reserve your space, call the NOR Center at Carney Park 081-526-1579. Now-May 5: Navy College Office Closure The Navy College Office will be closed April 21-May 5. Frequently asked questions concerning Tuition Assistance can be located at http://www.navycollege.navy.mil. To speak with a counselor at the Virtual Education Center contact DSN 312-492-4684 or Toll Free 011-1-877-838-1659 from noon to 3 a.m. April 26: Youth Sports Opening Day and Spring Flea Market at Carney Park The Spring Flea Market will be held at Carney Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Youth Sports Opening Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at Field #4. All participants not engaged in the games being played before the opening ceremony must arrive at Carney Park no later than 10:15 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the opening ceremony and games are cancelled. The Flea Market will take place, rain or shine. For more information, call Youth Sports at DSN 629-4729 or 081-811-4729.
April 27: 5K Run for Sexual Assault Awareness Month All ages are welcome for this free IM Sports event, in conjunction with the Fleet and Family Support Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Support Site Fitness Forum. 5K starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 1 mile run. For more information, call DSN 6296258/29. April 28: Holocaust Remembrance Day The Multi-Cultural Heritage Committee will reflect on "Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses" April 28 in the Capo Theater. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. The Holocaust Remembrance Day is open to everyone. For more information or to participate in future committee events, please contact PSC Awere at DSN 626-4618 or YN1 Brown at DSN 626-1791. April 28: Registration Open for May 7-9 â€œRusty Lifeguard Reviewâ€? Sign up at the Support Site gym front desk for the class to be held at the Support Site pool May 7 - 9 (after school). $50 per person; must attend all days of this re-certification class for currently certified (but due to expire) and recently expired previously-certified lifeguards. Proof of certification is required. For more information contact the Aquatics Director at 331-197-4119, or Aquatics office DSN 626-4254 or 081-568-4252. April 28-May 9: DoDDS Registration for 2014-2015 School Year Naples Elementary School and Naples Middle/High School will conduct registration for the 2014-2015 school year from April 28 to May 9 for new, returning and Kindergarten students. If you are scheduled to PCS this summer, there is also a disenrollment process. Please check with your applicable school for specific times and paperwork requirements. Registration is required yearly as a means to establish eligibility for tuition-free or tuition enrollment, but more importantly to establish grade level class enrollments as close as possible to pupil-teacher ratio benchmarks. April 29-30: ASIST Workshop Offered CREDO's next ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Workshop will be offered April 29 -30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Community Center, at Support Site, NSA Naples. The ASIST Workshop is for people who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participation in the full two days is required. For more information about the workshop, please visit https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/. Register by contacting FCT.NA.CNRE_CREDO@EU.NAVY.MIL. For more information, call the CREDO office at 626-5255, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CREDO.EU. April 30: Webinar on Strategies to Support Parents of Exceptional Needs Children The Military Child Education Coalition will present a free web seminar to identify the amplified transition challenges that impact children and youth with exceptional needs and to ease transitions on April 30. Attendees must pre-register by April 28 by calling the School Liaison Officer at DSN 629-6549, 081-811-6549 or email Annise.Winslow@eu.navy.mil. May 6-7, 8-9: Oxygen Military Couples Seminars The two-day Oxygen Military Couples seminar, sponsored by USO and Stronger Families, has no cost to service members. It is open to all military couples, married or in a stable relationship, and is geared to help couples enhance their relationship, deal with stress that caused by deployments, reconnect and rekindle. Two seminars will be offered
during the span of one week at the Capo Navy Gateway Inn conference room, on May 67 and May 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee break and lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required, at http://oxygenforyourrelationships.com/67may-seminar-naples or http://oxygenforyourrelationships.com/89may-seminar-naples. May 9: British Festival in Lago Patria The British community is scheduled to host a festival called British Fete 2014 on Friday, May 9, at British Forces School and the British Forces community center near the JFC base in Lago Patria. The festival will be held between noon and 5 p.m. All U.S. service members, NATO personnel, and their families will receive free entry. The event will include live music, barbecue, a Field Gun demonstration, a magician, and other performances. Attendees are advised to park at the JFC base and access the school grounds by using JFC's rear pedestrian gate. For more information on the festival or to purchase booth space during the event, visit www.brit-fete.com. May 19-20: Transition GPS Technical Track Workshop FFSC is offering a pilot Transition GPS Technical Track two-day workshop for those interested in pursuing a technical career after the military who have completed the TAP five-day workshop. This track can help define technical career goals, identify required credentials, find career technical training opportunities and assist personnel in utilizing VA education benefits. The class will be held at the Fleet & Family Support Center on the Support Site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Please contact your Command Career Counselor for more information or to register. Announced Closures/Limited Services Date Closed All Day / No Service April 25
Tax-Free Office, Personal Property Office, Motor Vehicle Registration Office, Vehicle Processing Center Tax-Free Office, Personal Property Office, Motor Vehicle Registration Office, Vehicle Processing Center
Early Closure / Limited Service Sojourner Permit pick-up only (no processing), RLSO appointment only after 10 a.m.
Scheduled Strikes in Italy May 3: ENAV (Air Traffic Control Agency) personnel are scheduled to strike from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 16: Airport personnel are scheduled to strike for 24 hours. Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Schedule *All FFSC classes require registration. Please call DSN 629-6372 or 081-811-6372 to register. April 25: Nurturing Touch Child & Infant Massage, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Support Site FFSC April 28: Federal Employment Process, 1 to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC April 28 â€“ May 2: SAPR Victim Advocate Training, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC April 30: Italian Cooking Class, 10:20 a.m. to 2 p.m., (Leaves from Support Site â€“ Meeting Point is inside Support Site TLA Lobby) Note: Cost is 15 euro to be paid at restaurant. Requires prior purchase of 2 E1 bus tickets at NEX Coffee Shop April 30: Choices: Managing Your Mood, 2 to 4 p.m., Support Site (5 of 5 Sessions) April 30: TAP Capstone, 9 a.m. to noon, Support Site FFSC
May 1: SAPR Command Liaison Training, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC May 2: Legal Assistance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (appointments only), Support Site FFSC May 5-9: Transition GPS Workshop: Pre-Separation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Support Site FFSC May 5: Visit the Waterfront and The Egg Castle, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Leaves from Capo – Meeting Point is at McDonald’s Café next to the Naples airport) Liberty Center Schedule *The Liberty Center, located at Capo, is available to all service members E-6 and below as well as single and unaccompanied service members. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sundays from 1 to 9 p.m., and noon to 6 p.m. on Holidays. Liberty Center Events (Note: All events take place in the Liberty Center unless otherwise stated.) April 26: Movie Night May 3: Movie Night May 6: Video Game Night (PS4 & XBOX ONE) May 7: Italian Lessons (Support Site Barracks) May 8: Board Games Night May 13: Car Simulator Contest May 14: Spades Night May 14: Italian Lessons (Support Site Barracks) May 15: Staff Challenge S.I.N.G.L.E.S. TRIPS May 10: Hiking Through History Tours includes: San Severo Chapel Museum, Naples Underground, Christmas Alley. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring Euro. USO Schedule Daily Tours April 26: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius April 27: Valley of the Dead May 2: Sushi and Jazz May 3: Rome City Center and Hard Rock Café Extended Tours May 10-11 Mother's Day Weekend in Ischia May 23-26 Memorial Day in Venice and Verona May 24-26 Memorial Day on the Beach Resort June 13-15 Rimini, San Marino e Mirabilandia *For tour information, call the USO at DSN 626-5713 or 629-4903 or visit uso.it. ITT Schedule Day Trips April 25: Naples in the Evening April 26: Vatican City April 27: Wine Tasting in Taurasi April 28: Shoe Alley April 29: Vomero Market April 30: Vietri and Salerno *Special Month of the Military Child tour
Extended Trips CitySightseeing Tickets available at ITT: Tickets for the Naples open top bus (hop on, hop off) are valid 24 hours with four routes to follow. Purchase tickets at a discounted rate (€16 per adult) at either Capo or Support Site ITT Office. Child tickets are available on the bus only. For more details visit www.mwritt.org or call ITT Capo at DSN 6264471 or ITT Support Site at DSN 626-7906. *For more information on day or extended trips with ITT, visit www.mwritt.org or call DSN 626-4471 or 629-7906. Additional MWR Notes •
May 10: Parents’ Night Out at CDC (deadline May 2). The Support Site CDC is hosting another popular Parents’ Night Out babysitting event on May 10. Children ages 6 weeks to 6th grade are welcome; the cost is $4 per hour, per child. Babysitting is available from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and you may pick your hours. A minimum of 15 children is required for the babysitting to be offered. Register at either Support Site or Capo CDC by Fri., May 2. For more information, call DSN 629-4390 or 081-811-4390